Photographer's Note

October 27, 2010
Fondamente 120155 12540
Aveyron Midi-Pyrnes
43.868 3.116 430 m

Saint-Rome de Berlires church, Fondamente

Saint-Rome de Berlires hamlet.
The small cemetery close to the chapel.

The romanesque Saint-Rome de Berlires chapel, in the Fondamente commune.

Until the 18th century, 1793, it was the Saint-Rome de Berlires parish church, Montpaon commune chapel, and now Fondamente commune chapel since 1987.

FONDAMENTE is a french commune, located in the department of Aveyron of the Midi-Pyrnes area, populated of 287 Fondamentois in 2004, distributed out of 51 km, that is to say 6 hab./km.

In the commune of Fondamente, exist two villages: Montpaon and Saint-Maurice-de-Sorgues.

The Commune of Fondamente formerly named Montpaon, was renamed in 1987.

The lands of Montpaon are mentioned at the 11th century, baronnie lords, under the protection of bishop of Rodez, and whose castle was ruined at the 17th century on order of Richelieu.

ORB river and SORGUES river are the principal waterways which cross the commune of Fondamente.

_ The ORB, coastal river, takes its source at 828 meters of altitude, close to the site Font d'Orb, in limit of the communes of Cornus in Aveyron departement, and Romiguires in Hrault departement, in dolomitic limestones of "Causse du Larzac". It runs in the departement of Aveyron, then in the department of Hrault, and flows in the Mediterranean sea at Valras-Plage, after a course of 136 km, and the crossing of a catchment area of 1580 km. Its flow can pass from a minimal flow of 1.4 m/s to a maximum flow of 1630 m/s. Orb river description.

_ The ORB, coastal river, takes its source at 828 meters of altitude, close to the site Font d'Orb, in limit of the communes of Cornus in Aveyron departement, and Romiguires in Hrault departement, in dolomitic limestones of "Causse du Larzac". It runs in the departement of Aveyron, then in the department of Hrault, and flows in the Mediterranean sea at Valras-Plage, after a course of 136 km, and the crossing of a catchment area of 1580 km. Its flow can pass from a minimal flow of 1.4 m/s to a maximum flow of 1630 m/s. Orb river description.

My images of Fondamente.
My images of Orb valley and canyon.
My images of Sorgues valley.

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